I'd like to see more instructions on how to RP a sneaky character, and in particular, what sorts of things people SEMOTE/HEMOTE/EMOTE when they are sneaking, hiding, shadowing, about to club someone over the head, failing to steal, stealing, etc. I know there is the documentation on the main armageddon website (Thief's Bible), but that doesn't really cover RP but more NPC interaction and how not to be a douche. Hence, a log that demonstrates this would be nice, or maybe just some discussion.
In particular, I find HIDE hard to figure out how to RP. I think I finally figured out how STEAL works, but I'd like to see how folks RP failed steal attempts. The problem is that when people are hiding, I can't just "see" what they are emoting or how they are RPing IG, so it is something I haven't been able to figure out IG. (I've always thought there should be a special room with a mirror [like locdesc] where you can practice out emotes on yourself just to see what the other person would have echo'd to them, so you can flesh out the RP accordingly, esp. when I was, and still am, trying to remember the difference between # and @ and all that jazz.)
* If someone notices you hiding, does that mean EVERYONE then will have noticed you? Or do you just SEMOTE winks at ~tall.muscular, raises a finger to ^me lips, and remains trapped in the closet.
* I assume you can either be hiding in a closet or just "blending into the crowds" and so you should SEMOTE which of those you are you doing, e.g., SEMOTE slips through the crowds like a slippery slip or SEMOTE ducks into the closet and stands there like a dress. But if I'm moving from room to room, should I continuously do an: SEMOTE walks west. SEMOTE walks east.
* Should you SEMOTE every few hours, e.g., shifts from one foot to the other?
* And there's just a WHOLE bunch of questions about what breaks HIDE that I don't even want to go into, but I just wanted to say that "find out IG" is often a frustrating answer to these, since a lot are arbitrary, granted that hiding includes the concept of "blending into the crowds", and there is no good way to figure it out IG other than: Hey, Bub. I'm gonna hide then SNEEZE. Did you see me? In particular, there are things like: EMOTE, HEMOTE, WHISPER, RAISE HOOD, DRAW, SHEATH, SNEEZE, YAWN, SIT, STAND, ok ok you get the idea. When one SHADOWs one is set to WALK... does that break HIDE? Anyway, I figured out a lot of them IG after a long while, but I just thought I'd toss that out while I'm at it, that is, that it might be nice to document that aspect a little better somewhere.
Thanks for listening.
tl;dr: It might be good to have more information on how to RP a sneak, and it is hard to find this out IG. Obviously we'll have different opinions, but examples of SEMOTE would be really nice.